Job Locations US-TN-Knoxville


Aspire Health is an innovative healthcare company that has quickly become a national leader in the provision of community-based palliative care. Aspire specializes in providing an extra layer of support to patients facing a serious illness through an ambitious palliative care program focused on caring for patients in their homes. Aspire’s clinicians (e.g., physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses and social workers) are experts in providing patients with relief from the symptoms, pain, and stress of a serious illness; helping patients and caregivers navigate the healthcare system; guiding patients and caregivers through difficult and complex medical decision making; and providing interdisciplinary support to patients and their families. Aspire currently operates in multiple markets and continues to expand its team of interdisciplinary professionals to implement its innovative program across the country.


Aspire is seeking to expand its team of palliative care physicians caring for community-based chronically-ill and vulnerable patients. The palliative care physician provides day-to-day oversight of clinical staff and ensuring the market achieves its clinical performance goals. The physicians will support the clinical staff by actively participating in regular interdisciplinary team meetings, teaching and mentoring staff through joint visits and other venues, reviewing clinical notes, and being available for clinical guidance. Most importantly, the palliative care physician will work with Aspire’s CMO, physician leadership, and Clinical Directors to set the cultural tone and to establish a highly professional and dedicated team of palliative care clinicians. The palliative care physician will be responsible for collaborating and coordinating care with the patient’s other physicians and community providers.  As the physician grows within the organization and expands his/her professional capabilities, opportunities will exist for the physician to engage in business development efforts, quality improvement initiatives, research efforts, and other novel roles and responsibilities. 


  • Provide collaborative support and mentoring for Aspire’s advanced practice providers; supervision includes telephonic communication, chart review, and in-person oversight consistent with patient needs, Aspire standards and policy, and state guidelines
  • Support professional development and education efforts for a growing team of palliative care clinicians (NP, PA, SW, RN) including supervising training, mentoring/coaching staff, and implementing performance improvement plans for team members as needed
  • Care coordination with the patient’s team of physicians and providers, aligning plans of care across a variety of specialists
  • Participation in Aspire’s scheduled interdisciplinary team meetings, providing clinical, cultural, and educational counsel to a team of palliative care providers
  • Responsibility for attaining clinical performance goals consistent with high-quality palliative medicine, including symptom management, documentation of advance care planning, and appropriate care transitions
  • Support Aspire’s efforts to provide education and outreach to primary care physicians and specialists in the physician’s market
  • Support the development and implementation of new operational procedures and quality improvement initiatives, including support of Aspire’s central clinical functions
  • At the request of the CMO and Clinical Director, will:
    • Assist with health plan communication and coordination
    • Provide resources for and actively engage in performance improvement plans for identified Aspire providers
    • Provide formal educational offerings at interdisciplinary team meetings


  • Physician should be excited and energized by the prospect of working collaboratively as part of an innovative interdisciplinary team
  • Physician should be equally excited by the prospect of community engagement, including educational efforts, working with other members of the patient’s healthcare team, and caring for patients in a new and innovative model of care delivery.  Ideal candidates will be focused on identifying career advancement opportunities within the organization, and expanding their professional skillset as outlined in this job description
  • MD/DO with appropriate certification and TN state licensure
  • A minimum of 3 years of post-training clinical experience in hospice and palliative medicine strongly preferred
  • Board Certification in Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Possession of DEA registration, including controlled substance prescription authority


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